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  1. Edelweiss

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    Hi Guys,

    I've been a long-time reader of this forum but a first-time poster!

    I wondered if anybody could help me with information regarding the navigator of a Junkers Ju 88 A-4? I keep reading conflicting accounts.

    I've attached a drawing below of the crew positions. I have read before that the ventral machinegunner would also be the navigator but I don't see how that is possible as he is facing backwards? In other accounts there has been no reference to a navigator at all.

    Was there a fifth position the ventral machinegunner would occupy when navigating or did he really do it backwards? Was he even the navigator? Based on the attached drawing I would assume the pilot and bombardier navigated themselves.

    Thanks,

    A.

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    According to my knowledge the bombardier was also the navigator. He operated the front MG as well. The rear top gunner was the radioman.
     
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    Thanks, Wurger. That would make sense.
     
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